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Roger Aldridge / Blog

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Music Licensing

One of my goals for 2015 is to focus more on music licensing. A selection of my music is available for placement in TV, film, theater, and other kinds of artistic and commercial use through PARMA Licensing. The PARMA Licensing page on my website has information about the company, a link to their website, and audio players for 26 of my originals in PARMA's library of pre-cleared music. All of these recordings were made by real musicians...no midi. More recordings will be added to the li...

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Woodwind Quintet Jazz

Looking For: A woodwind quintet to collaborate with a jazz group for the purpose of creating fun and adventurous music.I have been a fan of the woodwind quintet for many years. One reason is I like how each instrument in the ensemble -- flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon -- has an individual tone color. Yet, they blend together beautifully as a collective. When I began to focus on writing for mid-size jazz ensemble several years ago, I used a woodwind quintet as a role model in...

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Store Page

A Store page has been added to my website. A link to it is on the navigation menu. One can purchase MP3 downloads and sets of ensemble scores & parts.  [...]

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CSIC Project

One of my first projects in 2015 is to help promote Composers & Schools in Concert. This organization brings together contemporary composers and high school musicians. It is an honor to be a part of the CSIC community.  In 2013 I was contacted by Lisa Oman, CSIC Executive Director, and Nick Benavides, Program Director. They expressed an interest in my composition Salt Marsh Rag and asked for my permission to have the piece added to the CSIC Score Library. I was not familiar with CSIC. H [.....

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MP3 Downloads

A selection of my originals are available at Bandcamp for $1.00 per track. Purchasing these downloads is an easy way to help to fund new recordings of my music. https://rogeraldridge.bandcamp.com/  [...]

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Virtual Concert Video

This video presents six of my originals for mid-size jazz ensemble. Think of it as a virtual concert. The visuals are simple -- only title screens and one photo for each piece. Please focus on the music. Imagine that you are in an audience listening to a performance of this music by a live band. A link to the Virtual Concert page has been added to the navigation menu. [...]

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Blues For Lester Recording

A new recording has been made of Blues For Lester. David Arivett created a recording that sounds like violin, woodwind quintet, and rhythm section. It can be heard at the Blues For Lester page on my website. David went all out in making this recording of my score! [...]

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New Tango No. 1 Arrangement

George Spicka finished transcribing my hand-written score for New Tango No. 1 into Sibelius. This piece is for jazz soloist, 5 wind instruments, and rhythm section. Flexible instrumentation is used to enable the music to be played by many configurations of instruments. The New Tango No. 1 page on my website has a link to the ensemble score. Bands that are interested in playing this piece can write to me from the Contact page.  [...]

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Sleepy Creek Samba Recording

A new recording has been made of Sleepy Creek Samba. David Arivett created a recording that sounds like violin, woodwind quintet, and rhythm section. It can be heard at the Sleepy Creek Samba page on my website. [...]

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Baltimore Rowhouse Arrangement

George Spicka finished transcribing my hand-written score for Baltimore Rowhouse into Sibelius. This piece is for jazz soloist, 5 wind instruments, and rhythm section. Flexible instrumentation is used to enable the music to be played by many configurations of instruments. The Baltimore Rowhouse page on my website has a link to the ensemble score. Bands that are interested in playing this piece can write to me from the Contact page.  [...]

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